Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Undergraduate Programs for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Transfer Credit

Students who are considering transferring from another institution to The Ohio State University often have additional questions and concerns about their previous coursework and about starting their major courses.  
For detailed information regarding the Transfer Credit process and how to interpret your Transfer Credit Report, go to https://registrar.osu.edu/transfer_credit/index.asp

U.select (www.transfer.org) is a valuable tool for in-state transfer students who wish to see how their coursework at another institution will correlate to OSU coursework. (There are OSU equivalent courses listed from some out-of-state institutions on the u.select website, as well, but not many.)  Most equivalencies from this site will cover basic math and science courses, General Education courses, and in a few instances, Statics (MECHENG  2010), Mechanics of Materials (MECHENG 2020) and Dynamics (MECHENG  2030).

Important!

Effective summer 2014
Below is department specific information regarding Mechanical Engineering coursework.  
Mechanical Engineering Transfer Credit will be awarded according to the following criteria:

ABET accredited schools
  • All Mechanical Engineering courses will receive General credit unless an established equivalency exists. Established equivalencies are listed on the Transfer Credit Report.
  • For a current list of ABET accredited programs go to www.abet.org
US non-ABET accredited schools 
  • Mechanical Engineering courses with the following titles will receive General credit
    • Statics
    • Dynamics
    • Strength (or Mechanics) of Materials
  • All other Mechanical Engineering courses will receive Technical credit and will be subject to further evaluation by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
International non-ABET accredited schools
  • Only the following Mechanical Engineering courses with the following titles will receive General credit
    • Statics
    • Dynamics
    • Strength (or Mechanics) of Materials
  • There will be no transfer credit awarded for all other Mechanical Engineering courses.
When submitting a department transfer credit review request, please provide the following:
  • Course catalog description from the original institution
  • A detailed syllabus for each course
To facilitate the review process each syllabus must include the following: 
  • Topics that were covered in the course 
  • Textbook(s) used 
  • Amount of time spent on different topics 
  • Hours of lecture/recitation per week  
  • The nature of any projects 
  • The frequency of exams and homework 
Further evaluation may require evidence of the standard of the work. Examples of evidence are copies of examinations and assignments. 

Submit documents to: N250 Scott Lab 

Evaluations are usually completed within 10 business days.